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Thursday, May 9

Weather
• Cloudy and a little bit cooler with a high of 55.

Top Stories
• North Korea has launched a second projectile in less than a week as denuclearization talks with the U.S. stall.

• Students stormed out of a vigil for the Colorado school shooting victims last night when politicians got their turn to address the crowd.

• Beverly Hills is about to become the first major U.S. city to ban the sale of tobacco, leaving gas station owners smoking mad.

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This Won’t Hurt:  A Benefit for the Brooklyn Free Clinic  Sun May 12th 5pm  Annual fundraising event with live music, silent auction and comedy show. Tickets The Bell House, 149 7th Street, Gowanus
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Brooklyn News
• The city has closed another Brooklyn yeshiva in attempts to try and control a measles outbreak in the Orthodox community.

• Shocking video captures the moment a hit-and-run driver plowed into a 25-year-old woman in a Williamsburg crosswalk.

• Williamsburg parents are calling on elected officials to find the rest of the money needed to fund a new community center.

Politics
• People are starting to question privacy issues with the de Blasio administration’s LinkNYC kiosks. And – surprise! – they’re losing money.

• Councilman Ruben Diaz interrupted a sensitivity training session yesterday when he blurted out that he wouldn’t “rat” someone out for sexual harassment.

Entertainment
Troy Dean Shafer, the star of reality television show Nashville Flipped, has died. He was 38.

• The Waterfront Kite Festival on Saturday in Brooklyn Bridge Park will kick off the Conservancy’s spring and summer programming.

Buzzing Back

• In 1964, an unlikely challenger ends the reign of The Beatles atop the U.S. pop chart.

• In 1949, rock singer Billy Joel is born in the Bronx. From 1973 to 2013, he wrote 33 Top 40 hits, including this song which hit number three in 1977.

Opinion
• Errol Louis writes in the Daily News that it is time for elected officials to get tough with parents who refuse to immunize their children.

• A columnist for the Greenpoint Star worries that some of the insidious tactics of “redlining” are making their way back into North Brooklyn.

In the Blogs
• A group of teens was robbed inside Carroll Park over the weekend.

• Is a new board game shop on West Street in Greenpoint, Winners Corner, actually just a front for a gambling app?

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Scoreboard
• The Mets (17-20) fell to the Padres, 3-2. The team is off tonight before starting a weekend series at home against the Marlins.

• The Yankees lost to Seattle, 10-1 . New York (21-15) wraps up its series with the Mariners tonight in the Bronx at 6:35 p.m.

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Frida Kahlo: Plant Inspiration Tour  Sun Sun May 12th  2:30pm See the plants that inspired Frida Kahlo’s artwork and garden design. Free with admission. Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 990 Washington Ave.
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Real Estate
• Rent-stabilized tenants could see hikes of 3.75 percent after the Rent Guidelines Board voted to approve a rent increase.

• For Sale – 111 Clinton Avenue, Clinton Hill- Attached Townhouse on 20×120 lot currently set up as a 4 family home has 7 BRs, 4 bth total.  $2.180M. Crifasi Real Estate  718-894-8700

• For Sale – 190 Linden Street, Bushwick – Two family townhouse across from Heckscher Park offers 5 BRs, 2 bath plus bonus garden apartment with separate entrance. $1,198,000. CB Kueber Realty 718-628-0100

• Sold – Two-bedroom, one-bath, 945-square-foot apartment at 960 Sterling Place in Crown Heights for $692,500.

Style & Fashion
• Direct-to-consumer brand La Ligne has opened its first brick-and-mortar boutique on Madison Avenue, designed to look like a chic Paris apartment.

• The Brock Collection, a favorite of celebrities, has unveiled a new line of mommy-and-me dresses.

Events
• Brooklyn Heights – 8 a.m. – Advocates protest contractor who hires day laborers through social media then fails to pay them. 107 Columbia Heights

Prospect Lefferts Gardens – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. – Plant Sale 2019. Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 990 Washington Ave.

• Greenpoint – 6 p.m. – “Planting for Pollinators” workshop for urban gardeners. Greenpoint Library, 81 Devoe St.

Prospect Heights – 6:30 p.m. – The Long & Fascinating History of Toilets. Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave.

Fort Greene – 7:30 p.m. – Pepperland. Brooklyn Academy of Music, 30 Lafayette Ave.

Written by BKTicker

May 9th, 2019 at 9:13 am

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